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Executive and Management Average Salaries in Germany 2024

How much money does a person working in Executive and Management make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
5,200 EUR
( 62,400 EUR yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Executive and Management in Germany typically earns around 5,200 EUR. Salaries range from 1,700 EUR (lowest average) to 8,510 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Executive and Management domain in Germany exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Executive and Management
Account Coordinator3,300 EUR
Account Director3,960 EUR
Account Executive4,120 EUR
Account Manager4,000 EUR
Administration Manager3,970 EUR
Administration Officer2,300 EUR
Administration Supervisor3,520 EUR
Administrative Clerk1,730 EUR
Administrative Officer1,660 EUR
Area Director3,750 EUR
Area Manager3,720 EUR
Asset Protection Associate4,650 EUR
Assistant Director4,030 EUR
Assistant General Manager4,380 EUR
Assistant Manager4,690 EUR
Assistant Managing Director5,180 EUR
Assistant Operations Manager4,990 EUR
Assistant Project Manager4,100 EUR
Assistant Section Head3,630 EUR
Assistant to CEO4,060 EUR
Assistant Vice President4,720 EUR
Associate Account Director4,350 EUR
Associate Director4,350 EUR
Bid Manager4,930 EUR
Branch Manager4,710 EUR
Business Development Manager5,120 EUR
Business Operations Associate4,330 EUR
Business Operations Lead4,380 EUR
Campaign Manager4,830 EUR
Catering Coordinator2,610 EUR
Catering Manager4,290 EUR
CEO8,210 EUR
Chairman of The Board8,370 EUR
Chairman Office Manager5,400 EUR
Chief Commercial Officer5,910 EUR
Chief Corporate Officer6,330 EUR
Chief Digital Officer5,980 EUR
Chief Digital Strategy Officer5,980 EUR
Chief Digital Transformation Officer5,480 EUR
Chief Ethics Officer4,800 EUR
Chief Executive Officer8,080 EUR
Chief Financial Officer7,480 EUR
Chief Investment Officer5,950 EUR
Chief of Staff3,810 EUR
Chief Operating Officer5,940 EUR
Chief Privacy Officer5,020 EUR
Chief Resilience Officer5,890 EUR
Chief Risk Officer5,090 EUR
Chief Strategy Officer6,880 EUR
Chief Trust and Safety Officer5,060 EUR
Client Account Manager4,980 EUR
Client Accounts Officer4,120 EUR
Client Services Manager5,550 EUR
Commercial Director5,420 EUR
Commercial Manager4,830 EUR
Commercial Project Manager4,610 EUR
Commodity Broker3,310 EUR
COO6,040 EUR
Corporate Affairs Executive5,000 EUR
Corporate Compliance Director5,580 EUR
Corporate Director5,760 EUR
Corporate Officer3,940 EUR
Corporate Partnerships Officer3,990 EUR
Country Manager6,690 EUR
Department Head5,270 EUR
Department Manager5,180 EUR
Department Supervisor4,390 EUR
Deputy Director5,840 EUR
Deputy Manager5,720 EUR
Director6,580 EUR
Director of Accreditation5,370 EUR
Director of Catering Services4,730 EUR
Director of Client Services5,440 EUR
Director of Facilities Management4,700 EUR
Director of Operations5,640 EUR
Director of Process Simplification4,230 EUR
Director of Product Management5,380 EUR
Director of Project Management5,650 EUR
Director of Revenue Management5,160 EUR
Director of Training and Development5,310 EUR
Distribution Manager5,580 EUR
Division Manager4,980 EUR
Duty Manager4,570 EUR
Engagement Manager5,610 EUR
Executive Director7,870 EUR
Executive Manager6,940 EUR
Franchise Manager6,960 EUR
General Manager6,100 EUR
Generational Consultant4,600 EUR
Global Master Data Manager5,780 EUR
Global Technical Lead3,620 EUR
Head of Investment5,690 EUR
Head of Middle Office5,230 EUR
Head of Projects5,420 EUR
Head of Strategy6,490 EUR
Head of Supply Chain5,190 EUR
Head of Sustainability4,680 EUR
Housing Manager4,430 EUR
HSE Manager4,370 EUR
Innovation Manager4,880 EUR
Key Account Manager4,500 EUR
Knowledge Manager5,300 EUR
Location Manager4,930 EUR
Logistics Executive4,200 EUR
Logistics Manager4,430 EUR
Management Consultant4,490 EUR
Management Executive5,800 EUR
Manager5,660 EUR
Managing Director6,690 EUR
MIS Executive5,760 EUR
Ocean Services Manager5,810 EUR
Online Business Manager7,650 EUR
Operational Manager5,830 EUR
Operations Analyst4,680 EUR
Operations Assistant4,120 EUR
Operations Director6,130 EUR
Operations Executive6,050 EUR
Operations Manager6,200 EUR
Operations Supervisor4,980 EUR
Planning Director5,790 EUR
PMO Manager5,250 EUR
Policy Administration Executive4,610 EUR
Private Sector Executive5,030 EUR
Product Development Manager5,580 EUR
Product Executive4,820 EUR
Production Executive5,410 EUR
Production Manager5,640 EUR
Production Supervisor4,500 EUR
Program Director5,960 EUR
Program Manager5,610 EUR
Programme Coordinator4,040 EUR
Project Control Manager5,700 EUR
Project Coordinator3,530 EUR
Project Management Officer4,060 EUR
Project Manager3,940 EUR
Project Portfolio Manager4,500 EUR
Quality Manager4,610 EUR
R/D Director4,770 EUR
Regional Director7,700 EUR
Regional Manager5,750 EUR
Relationship Manager5,450 EUR
Retail District Manager3,740 EUR
Revenue Manager4,560 EUR
Risk and Capital Manager5,930 EUR
Risk Officer4,310 EUR
Safety Manager4,200 EUR
Section Head4,290 EUR
Service Manager4,600 EUR
Shift Supervisor3,430 EUR
Solutions Manager3,920 EUR
Supervisor3,320 EUR
Supply Chain Manager5,810 EUR
Surveyor3,860 EUR
Technical Director5,030 EUR
Technical Manager5,040 EUR
Territory Manager5,320 EUR
Validation Manager4,750 EUR
Vice President6,390 EUR
Zone Manager5,970 EUR

Executive and Management Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Germany

Median and salary distribution Germany Executive and Management monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
4,600 EUR or more
10% of people earn
3,890 to 4,600 EUR
20% of people earn
2,340 EUR or less
65% of people earn
2,340 to 3,890 EUR
Minimum Salary
1,700 EUR
4,870 EUR
8,510 EUR

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Executive and Management in Germany range from 1,700 EUR (starting average salary) to 8,510 EUR (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Executive and Management is 4,870 EUR, implying that half of the workforce in Germany earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Executive and Management in Germany earn less than 3,660 EUR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 5,760 EUR, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Executive and Management in Germany. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 2,340 EUR to 3,890 EUR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 2,340 EUR mark, while 10% ranged from 3,890 EUR to 4,600 EUR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 4,600 EUR or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees in Executive and Management in Germany having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.
On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income?

We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degree levels across many jobs in Executive and Management in Germany, below are our findings.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a certificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Germany costs anywhere from 19,100 EUR to 57,400 EUR and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch to a higher-paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Executive and Management / Germany

Salary comparison by gender Germany Executive and Management monthly
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? In the field of Executive and Management in Germany, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 6%.

5,360 EUR
5,050 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Executive and Management / Germany

How much are annual salary increments in Germany for individuals working in Executive and Management? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Executive and Management in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 13 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Germany Executive and Management
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Germany / All Professions

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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one-year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 / Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Germany is 6%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Executive and Management / Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Executive and Management
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16% of surveyed staff in Executive and Management reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 84% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus, where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Hourly Average Wage / Executive and Management / Germany

30 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Executive and Management in Germany is 30 EUR.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually, jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fixed amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Executive and Management in Germany is 10 EUR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin5,930 EUR
Bremen5,140 EUR
Dortmund5,020 EUR
Dresden4,840 EUR
Dusseldorf5,450 EUR
Essen5,230 EUR
Frankfurt5,530 EUR
Hamburg5,830 EUR
Hannover4,730 EUR
Koln5,630 EUR
Leipzig4,940 EUR
Munchen5,730 EUR
Nurnberg4,630 EUR
Stuttgart5,330 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Germany is 5% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
3,740 EUR
Public Sector+5%
3,910 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Executive and Management in Germany?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 4,870 EUR and 5,760 EUR. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Executive and Management in Germany ranges from 1,700 EUR to 3,660 EUR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

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